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The Icy finger of death

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:04 pm
by Rowan222
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This is an underwater phenomenon in arctic areas.
When sea ice forms it can leave behind brine that is so cold yet salty, it falls down through the sea water - causing that to freeze into a tube and form a "Brinacle". - an icicle formed of brine.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lAupJzH31tc

This intense cold is brought from the surface to the depths, and will kill any creature it entraps in ice.

Re: The Icy finger of death

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:15 pm
by Owlscrying
Impressive find Rowan. :thumbsup:

On reaching the seafloor, it will continue to accumulate ice as surrounding water freezes. The brine will travel along the seafloor in a down-slope direction until it reaches the lowest possible point, where it will pool. Any bottom-dwelling sea creatures, including starfish or sea urchins can be encased in this expanding web of ice and be trapped, ultimately freezing to death.

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Re: The Icy finger of death

Posted: Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:25 pm
by Dogmeat
Trully majestic ty for sharing this with us